Speculation: Punchers & Picks

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 17 2014 02:41PM

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There's a little bit of talk going around the hockey world today, and guess what? There may be some relevance to the Leafs! Or not. Or at least maybe. I don't know, the hockey world is weird. Anyway, the Boston Bruins are letting go of one of their longest-standing members and a first round pick may be on the market. Let's talk.

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Odds And Ends

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 16 2014 09:29PM

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We're still searching for something newsworthy to talk about in Toronto. It's been several days since we've had a trade rumour, and all we can point to for MLSE properties at the moment are that Michael Bradley must be enjoying himself, and that its finally time that we can point and laugh at Chris Bosh while offering him a sack of money to come back to the Raptors. In any case, let's talk about some small things going around today and try to connect them to the Leafs.

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Where Are They Now?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 15 2014 12:44PM

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I wish I could bring more insight about this years draft. To be honest, I'm terrible at paying attention to draft classes, and tend to just go on Youtube the day before and pick whoever has the coolest trick shot as the guy I want the Leafs to pick. Its a pretty poor strategy, and one of my ambitions for next season is to not find myself in the same position this time in 2015. 

I did get to thinking though, the Leafs have drafted a lot of guys over the years. Where is everybody? I looked up every player the Leafs have drafted in this millennium, and traced their current hockey location (league of most games played in 2013/14) down.

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Mailbag: Home Stretch

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 14 2014 09:39PM

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It's been a heck of a weekend. I helped out Five Hole For Food's spinoff Waterloo tournament all of yesterday, inched my back home today, and got into Toronto just in time for the kickoff of the Italy game. As I had hoped, the Azzurri came out on top, and naturally, I headed to Dufferin and St. Clair to celebrate. But now, I'm home, and can spend some time relaxing. But first, we're still clearing out all of the old mailbag questions! So here's a few more, and hopefully the next few days will provide us with some news so we don't see as many of these posts.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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The Leafs and the World Cup

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 13 2014 08:58PM

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The Stanley Cup playoffs are almost over. In fact, the Los Angeles Kings may be hoisting the Stanley Cup above their heads by the time you read this article. With hockey basically done for a couple of months, we need a distraction. What better than a month long soccer tournament? Of course,  I'm talking about the World Cup. Its a magical time where people cheer for a sport they may or may not watch in the name of national pride, and drivers everywhere don't know if they're being honked at or with.

Anyway, James van Riemsdyk tweeted in support of the Netherlands National Team today. Van Riemsdyk,  of course, is a very Dutch surname,  though it conflicts with the fact the United States are in this tournament. Not surprising though; I'm Italian in background, and I'd probably be double cheering if Canada qualified. But what about the rest of the Leafs?

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